Throughout the evening, WWE superstars have been shutting down their Twitch streams as WWE has cracked down on third-party platforms.
AJ Styles, Mia Yim, Cesaro, and others have signed off and updated their communities that they will be suspending their Twitch activity for the time being.
"There may be a time where I have to stop streaming. I'll have to walk away. If I have to leave, we have to make today and Saturday fucking crazy. I've honestly gotten to the point where I cannot deal with this company anymore. Now I have to make a very important decision. I'm fucking tired, man. I broke my fucking neck twice, twice for this company. Over fucking worked. I broke my fucking neck twice for this company. They don't realize that this community isn't about subs. We build a community and family where this is an escape for a lot of people, including myself. I can't wrestle anymore. I was worked so hard in WWE that I can't wrestle anymore because my neck is fucked. My whole dreams got taken away. I had to have something that fulfilled that huge fucking void that I lost with wrestling. I couldn't wrestle anymore, something I lived and breathed since I was a fetus, and it got ripped away from me. I had to find something that I could fill a little bit of that and Twitch was a wonderful thing for me. It's such a wonderful place for me," she said.
Throughout the stream, Paige was fighting back tears and even walked away from the camera at one point. She said she will say how she feels and even mentioned looking further into unionization, saying she's been learning with a unionization lawyer.
"I understand if they're like, 'you're wrestling every day and doing shows every day,' but I'm an injured wrestler. I get used for media stuff, sometimes, but at the end of the day, I'm in my house going fucking crazy and I need something to keep me sane. Twitch was my escape. Right now, I'm just sitting on my fucking ass. People think I should be thankful that I still have a fucking job, and I am, but it doesn't mean I should be treated like fucking shit. I had my neck taken away from me twice. You can't take away my Twitch too. I'm gonna keep streaming, we'll see how that goes," she said. "I haven't been used on TV in a year. This is our fun and where we can be ourselves. That's why we're here and on Twitch. We also have a wonderful community. What's the pocket change we're getting compared to the billions these people are getting? We're not hurting anybody or doing anything harmful, we're just having a good time. People are on YouTube, have merchandise, wrestling schools, and Twitch gets taken down?"
After going through a range of emotions, Paige did say that she loves WWE, but doesn't agree with their choices. She said she didn't want people talking shit on WWE, she wants everyone to support the talent. She also said she knows it's a business decision and it's not personal, but she still doesn't agree with it.
WWE has cracked down on talent engaging on third-party platforms in recent months. Vince McMahon sent an email to talent in October that stipulated that WWE would be taking control of accounts at the end of the month. You can view the email by clicking here.
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